Rebecca Campbell is Warren’s new town administrator. She begins work for the town on November 6, 2023.
Campbell replaces outgoing town administrator Cindi Hartshorn Jones who served as town administrator for 18 years.
Campbell comes to the job from Vermont Adult Learning where she served as human resource director and executive assistant. Within those two positions she said she wore a lot of hats. After 19 years with the nonprofit, she said she was ready for a change and the chance to serve her community.
“I’ve always been interested in town government and in this role, I’ll be able to learn and serve the town,” she said.
Campbell is a native of Bristol, Vermont, who moved to Warren in 2006. Prior to moving to Warren and working in Waterbury for Vermont Adult Learning she worked at the New England Culinary Institute in career services and then worked as part-time zoning assistant in Warren. She also worked in student support services and technology at Mount Abe High School. She holds a professional human resources certification. Additionally, she is coaching field hockey for the Mount Abe team this fall. She is a former Mad River Valley Ambulance Service dispatcher and board secretary and is a past president of the Warren Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
In her new role, Campbell is looking forward to meeting members of the community and digging into the workings of the town.
“After a long search, Rebecca is a great fit for the town administrator position. Her experience reflects what the town needs, a breadth of administrative skills, and a very strong collaborative spirit for bringing the staff of the town together to focus on our responsibilities and needs for the citizens of Warren,” said Warren Select Board member Bob Ackland.
The board hired Campbell on October 10. Hartshorn Jones went on administrative leave on May 16 and resigned from her position as town administrator effective June 9. She received compensation of $15,000, which included consideration for tenure, accrued vacation time and benefits.